friendly bunch here!
I have a 146 Ti which is a little tatty on the outside but the all important mechanicals are in good order (crosses fingers)
When I got it it had a knackered rad/thermostat plus needed new wishbones on the front. I had the cambelt/variator/water pump/pulleys changed as there was no service history.
It also needed some new rubber all round.
I think I doubled the value of the car when all this work was done! Well, to me anyway
I change the oil and filter regularly, about every 5000 miles (use 10w40 Silkolene)
I realised the previous owner had over tightened the sump plug, a common problem as it shears the thread and leads to a new sump.
What a royal pain in the ass.
I found this out after changing the oil and the plug not tightening properly, drip, drip, drip...
So a fresh load of oil and about 20 miles use, then a repair. The mech simply glued the bolt in position but the oil was lost so in went the expensive mobil 1 15w50 motorsport I had for another stalled project. I now use a Pella pump to change oil in all our cars, great bit of kit as you never have to get under a car again except to reach for the filter which is easy on a 146.
I got a new leather interior for £180 (doorcards and seats all round, bargain!)
All I need now is a decent stereo as this ones ****e.
Not that I listen much as the engine has such a sweet sounding rasp I enjoy revving it!
Anyway. that's it in a nutshell